I learned that he had a degenerative disease and might not live long enough even to finish his Ph.D. degree.
The cop had read a newspaper story about Lanza, and had a teenage son who was slowly going blind from a degenerative eye disease.
He was elevated by hope for an antidote to what felt like a toxic, degenerative condition.
In this degenerative illness, patients lose the function of the left half of their brain.
In its degenerative effect upon character it may have, however, a real causal relation to the latter.
These organisms were described as "Laveran's degenerative forms."
At first, the degenerative process was regarded as suppurative.
What influences of a degenerative nature are likely to affect them?
As with the grown woman, so with the child, the degenerative form of hysteria makes those subject to it untrustworthy witnesses.
The continual brutality around me was degenerative in its effect.
degenerative de·gen·er·a·tive (dĭ-jěn'ər-ə-tĭv)
Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by degeneration.